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The Fulbright Program at Illinois State

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"We must try to expand the boundaries of human wisdom, empathy, and perception, and there is no better way of doing that except through education."

-Senator J. William Fulbright

The Fulbright Program is an academic, cultural exchange program that provides grants for recent college graduates, students enrolled in graduate programs requiring international research, and faculty members who have research projects that require significant time abroad. Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has awarded more than 370,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

There are more than 30 Fulbrighters who teach and work at ISU, and more than 30 ISU alumni have received awards.

Student applicants (both B.A./B.S. degree candidates and graduate students) should apply through ISU. Faculty and staff members apply directly to the desired program.

How to Apply